Phantom Third Limb?!?

After suffering a stroke, a 64-year-old Swiss woman is reporting the presence of a "pale, milky-white and translucent third arm." According to a news article at, this is only the ninth known case of a "supernumerary phantom limb."

The upshot is that the woman can use the apparitional extremity to relieve very real itches on the cheek. It cannot penetrate solid objects. She does not always perceive the arm but "retrieves" it when needed, doctors told the Swiss news agency. Doctors confirm woman's imaginary third arm

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